Applied/Public Sociology

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About this program

A program that focuses on the application of sociological theory, methods, skills, and research to resolve particular issues in real-world settings. Includes instruction in data collection, group and organizational dynamics, participatory action research, program evaluation, sociological research methods, and sociological theory.

Career Opportunities

Sociology Professors

Chris Drew, PhD from
1 reviews
teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$85180
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Social Science Research Assistants

assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
$53560
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Sociologists

Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis from 365 Diversity
1 reviews
study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
$93420
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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